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POSTS DRAWN FOR 64TH YONKERS TROT, MESSENGER STAKES NO. 63


The Trot, which required no elimination races, goes as the sixth of a dozen races (first post 6:50 PM) The draw yielded a nearly-complete alphabetical order--- 1-Helpisontheway (Jim Morrill Jr.), 2-Lindsey's Pride (Marcus Miller), 3-Lindy's Big Bang (Dexter Dunn), 4-Six Pack (Ake Svanstedt), 5- Maxus (Mark MacDonald), 6-Mississippi Storm (Jason Bartlett), 7-Tito (Bartlett also listed), 8-The Veteran (Jordan Stratton).

The Messenger saw an original list of 11 entrants whittled down to the finale octet. The open draw turned Jimmy Freight (Louis-Philippe Roy)-he of the scorched earth 1:50.3 romp in the second of last Saturday night's two $40,000 eliminations-into Jimmy (Fr)eight-hole, starting outside his seven rivals.

Owner Adriano Sorella's $30,000 supplemental entrant (the only buy-in this season) set a track record for his age group and went faster than any final of this race held here.

The other elim winner, Babe Dig Me (George Brennan), did so in a life-best 1:52.2. He drew post No. 5 for the final (7th race), which autodrew as such...


1- Springsteen (Brian Sears), 2-Winston (Corey Callahan), 3-Topville Olympian (Sears also listed), 4-JK Wildfire ( Jason Bartlett), 5-Babes Dig Me (George Brennan), 6-Stay Hungry (Doug McNair), 7-Nutcracker Sweet (Jordan Stratton), 8-Jimmy Freight (Louis-Philippe Roy).


Saturday night's card also includes the $129,014 Hudson Filly Trot (4th race) & $112,904 Lady Maud Pace (5th race), both for 3-year-old ladies.



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